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What is male and female energy according to Kabbalah?
After thousands of years of male dominance, the time has come for the feminine era to emerge when feminine energy is appreciated.
1951-1953
Rather than encourage women to imitate their male counterparts, the Rebbe helped them recognize and actualize their feminine qualities.
We switched roles. It was my turn to tuck her in, with sweet whispers on the evening breeze. As she drifted to sleep, I sat by the hospital bed (and later the nursing-home bed) and sang Yiddishe lullabies—Jewish words and melodies.
Parshat Vayeira
Why couldn’t G‑d have chosen an organ common to both women and men to brand our Jewish identity?
Parshat Vayishlach
There is only one incident of sexual abuse that is recorded explicitly in the Torah. It is quite a tragic read, and the repercussions are curiously significant.
Women in Jewish Religious Life
In this first class in a series on women’s roles in Judaism, we analyze the blessing that men recite daily thanking G‑d “for not making me a woman.” How are we to understand the seemingly derogatory implications of this blessing?
Women in Jewish Religious Life
A six-part series tackles the often controversial topic of women's roles in Jewish practice and religious life.
Special mitzvahs of Jewish women and what they mean to us
The unique role of the Jewish woman is described in terms of three archetypical mitzvahs—Shabbat candles, family purity and kosher. How do traditional ideas of Jewish femininity compare to modern feminist ideas about the role of women in society?
The Torah View on Women, Beauty and Modesty
Judaism does not vilify physical beauty, nor does it glorify it for its own sake. Torah teaches us the true value of beauty and its appropriate place in our lives.
In a Jewish household, the wife and mother is called in Hebrew akeret habayit. This means literally the “mainstay” of the home. It is she who largely determines the character and atmosphere of the entire home. G–d demands that a Jewish home – every Jewish...
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